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Table 1. Document modification history
Document version Publication date Comments

SC23-6072-00

December 07, 2006

First IBM publication.

SC23-6072-01

March 28, 2008

Summary section updated.

Elements section updated.

HandleMalformedAlarms property added.

Error messages section updated.

SC23-6072-02

July 25, 2008

Support for Linux® for zSeries added.

Summary section updated.

BufferEvents property added.

Elements section updated.

Error messages section updated.

SC23-6072-03

December 19, 2008

Summary table updated.

IPv6 support information added.

FIPS information added.

Installation section added.

Support for managing IBM TPC and IBM TSM added.

Topic added to describe how configure the probe when using the Process Agent.

Descriptions for the MaxEventQueueSize, PortMapper, and PortMapperNumber properties added.

SC23-6072-04

April 30, 2009

Configuring the probe environment topic added.

Support for the Configuration Analyser added.

Summary section updated.

Installing the Configuration Analyser topic added.

Running the Configuration Analyser topic added.

Section added to describe the error messages that are generated by the Configuration Analyser.

SC23-6072-05

October 31, 2009

Guide updated to describe running the probe in UTF-8 mode on Windows.

Description for FlushBufferInterval added.

Description for the -utf8enabled command line option added.

SC23-6072-06

February 25, 2011

Installation section replaced by Installing probes.

Descriptions for the EIFLogFileName, EIFLogLevel, EIFTraceFileName, EIFTraceLevel, EIFReadRetryInterval, and BufEvtMaxSize properties were added to Properties and command line options.

SC22-5421-00

November 4, 2011

This guide replaces the documentation for Probe for Tivoli EIF Version 10 (SC23-6072-06)

The following properties were removed from the Properties and command line options section:
  • BufferEvents
  • BufEvtMaxSize
  • EIFCacheFile
  • Inactivity
  • Retry

The following properties were added to the Properties and command line options section:

  • EIFHeartBeatInterval
  • EIFHeartBeatFailures

SC22-5421-01

July 5, 2013

Summary updated.

SC22-5421-02

November 8, 2013

Summary updated.

Support for following rules has been moved to the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Probe Extension Package.
  • tivoli_eif_tec.rules
  • tivoli_eif_tpc.rules
  • tivoli_eif_tsm.rules

The known issue of the probe not shutting down cleanly added to Known Issues

SC22-5421-03

March 14,2017

Data acquisition updated.

Example property file settings for peer-to-peer failover updated.

Using different connection modes to receive events added.

Deploying the probe using a TCP load balancer added.

Fixes: Version 13 of the Probe for Tivoli EIF Reference Guide has been updated to address the following APAR:


  • IV89955: Events arrive on the server malformed because class names and attribute names are numeric. Class names and attribute names must be alphanumeric.